Norway's oil giant Statoil has been injecting carbon dioxide deep into the North Sea floor for 10 years as a carbon sequestration method intended to reduce its "carbon dioxide taxes" to the Norwegian government.
Sep 15, 2006 The Los Angeles Times
With the media captivated by the landmark "Global Warming Solutions Act", a sister-bill has gone mostly unnoticed, yet will have an almost immediate impact in changing California's energy portfolio by targeting the 20% of imported, coal-based energy.
Sep 15, 2006 Capitol Weekly
With several plans for new transit lines developing simultaneously, local officials and politicians are trying to balance the region's enormous need with the fiscal realities in Washington.
Sep 14, 2006 The Los Angeles Times
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It may not be obvious, but the new building for Berkeley City College embraces sustainable design.
Sep 10, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
William A. Garnett, a pioneer of aerial photographs that revealed unusual land patterns died at the age of 86.
Sep 9, 2006 The Los Angeles Times
California cities are getting a look at the results of the U. S. Census Bureau's first American Community Survey of medium-sized cities; some officials grouse at the 'funny numbers'--they just don’t add up.
Sep 8, 2006 The Los Angeles Times
High-rise developments are increasing across the country, refuting many critics who predicted the end of the high rise after September 11, 2001. In San Francisco, many planners and developers want to go up in a big way, despite the terror threat.
Sep 6, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
A California architect is trying to recreate cities on a smaller scale in an effort to reduce the negative impacts of global warming facing the world's cities. He is called a 'visionary' by some, but criticized as unrealistic by others.
Sep 6, 2006 The Contra Costa Times
In the most important fuel improvement since lead was removed from gasoline a generation ago, 97% of the sulfur from diesel fuel will be removed, dramatically reducing particulate emissions, resulting in improvements to health and longevity.
Sep 5, 2006 The Oakland Tribune